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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I didn't think there were any fixtures left on Ludlow to go

Unfortunately I was wrong. Another piece of the Lower East Side 90's & 00's went the way of the Dodo. 
Courtesy of the NY York Times

The Pink Pony closed it's doors, likely for good, on Jan 31st.

Detailed below by the New York Times, the story talks about the neighborhood leaving the familiar and moment essential bar more so than the bar leaving the neighborhood. 

Damn this thing change. Same thing that made Reagan a Republican. Damn, Damn, Damn. The article photo of the cafe front features a posted, leaning Jim Jarmusch at the entrance. I myself ran into Jim often there and made an ass of someone, probably me, by asking a few too many questions of him during dinner.

Ah youth, it goes so fast.

Well, now we know who's the last one to turn out the lights on Ludlow Street. To paraphrase Bugs Bunny, "There. Sports Bars...Take it away"

Saturday, February 9, 2013

1st Real Snow of 2013

There's blue skies over New York City and White stuff on (much of) the grounds. Great Photo opps abound. Have at it NYC.

I'm in the Brooklyn cave working on a project so the best I could do was a pic from the window:

Here's some quick links

Prospect Park Sledding tips:

Weather forecast:

All things Mass Transit:

City Severe Weather Website:

And if I dont get a chance to post again, Happy Lunar New Year! Xin Nian Kuai Le!新年快乐

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mayor Koch, Rest In Peace.

(Photo courtesy: NY1)

Mayor Koch.

A resilient thread in the fabric of New York City.

The Mayor of New York City. The Mayor of my childhood. I was much more a fan of his chutzpah than his Mayorship. 1977-1989. Twelve years, stopped in the process of going for 16. Prior to Ed Koch we had no term limits on Mayor. After we knew we needed them. (something of the past easily forgot in the Bloomberg moment)

I'll write more on the endless ways he maintained and promoted a certain classic New York City, which arguably, was his sworn duty. But for now Mayor Ed Koch, in his own words (some of which of course, I disagree with), courtesy of an New York Times produced video:

Edward I Koch, you wrought havoc on some, brought placidity to others and your were always, fortunately and unfortunately focused on New York City. I respect that. Rest In Peace.